I have a friend who is in her mid-20’s, but she’s very naive and young for her age, emotionally. Recently, she started dating a 43 year old man. She met him while they were both working at a university library, which he then quit, and now he’s supposedly an independent construction contractor (whatever that means). She said he’s retired U.S. Coast Guard. He recently was out of town for 11 days. He told her that he was in Afghanistan for 11 days with “special ops,” some top secret government thing, but that it was a dead secret so he couldn’t give her the details or anything, or contact her while he was there.
OK, so can he possibly be telling the truth? Because my BS detector went off like crazy when she told me this story. I didn’t say anything to her because she is madly in love with this guy, but… I have my doubts. Maybe I’m wrong, and if so, I’m sure someone will set me straight, and I will mentally apologize to this guy for doubting his story.